A beautiful garage space is the dream of nearly every mechanic, and that dream might be closer to reality than you think. You need a controlled and comfortable space to do your work as a mechanic, whether done professionally or as a hobby. And, you’ll want a nice, shaded place to park additional vehicles while you fix others. Of course, adding a carport to your dream garage is another idea for another time.
Carport Kingdom would love to help you create a garage space that makes it possible to work on cars and trucks without having to leave your property. With great customization options available for our metal structures, there are few limits on what you can do. To start, use our Build & Price tool to try on different designs and features for your mechanic’s dream garage. You can also contact us directly if you need help bringing your vision to life.
How Much Space Is Required?
You can’t start building your dream garage until you know how much space you need. For a hobbyist, that’s pretty simple – you probably only need room to work on one vehicle at a time, along with a bit of additional space to walk around the car as you work—and to store some tools—more on that later. When you consider bringing more vehicles into your garage, things get a little more complicated. How many cars do you want to handle at one time? Consider the space available and the budget you have to build. When in doubt, it’s usually better to go with more vs. less room to work. The marginal cost of making your garage a little bigger pales in comparison to what it could cost to tear down a garage only to build a bigger one later.
We mentioned storage above, and that’s a topic that deserves a little more attention here. Mechanics tend to have a lot of tools, and your tool collection will surely grow over time. So, make sure those tools will have a safe and secure place to live while not in use. It will probably be best to store them in rolling toolboxes so you can take them around the shop to wherever you need them. Such toolboxes are handy but do take up quite a bit of space. In your planning process, figure out where they will live and account for the space they take up – plus a little extra – in your final design.
The Right Features
A garage is much more than a big empty box. When designed correctly, it can incorporate a range of features that will help you get the most out of the space both now and into the future. That’s particularly true when you partner with Carport Kingdom for this project since we make countless features available to help our customers design a finished product that meets all their needs.
The list below touches on some possibilities –
#1 Utility garage design
This creative design features a carport structure at the front with an enclosed garage in the back. Going with this layout opens up many possibilities, including working outside – but still under the shade of the carport – on days with beautiful weather. You’ll also be able to pull the vehicle you are working on into the garage while storing something else under the carport’s roof. There is a tremendous amount of flexibility offered with this design, so consider it carefully if it might fit your situation.
#2 Additional walk-in door
Many detached garages can only be accessed through the big roll-up door at the front. And, of course, that door is necessary to provide the access required to move vehicles in and out. But you shouldn’t have to open that door each time you want to go in the garage. We make it easy to add a walk-in, traditional door somewhere else in the structure, so you can unlock the knob and come and go as you please. This is a relatively minor upgrade that will make a big difference.
Speaking of upgrades that make a big difference, insulation certainly fits in that category. With an insulated garage, your space won’t be prone to the big temperature swings that may be taking place outside and will become a more comfortable workplace.
If you have been counting out the possibility of building a dream garage because you assumed it would be too expensive or too complicated, set those worries aside and contact Carport Kingdom today. With the knowledge and experience from serving customers around the nation, we will surely deliver an outstanding experience for your project from start to finish. If you’re ready to start, explore our Build & Price tool. If you have any questions along the way, get in touch with us directly online. Thanks for stopping by our blog, and we hope to serve you soon!